Castlevania was dead. Not undead, like one of those chipper skeletons always throwing spare bones around the series’ dank dungeons and improbable libraries. (And where the hell do those leering freaks get all those bones anyway? Their Jordan-esque airtime abilities aren’t as weird as their willingness to waste what should be finite bone power.) No, Konami’s classic gestalt of beloved 20th-century pulp horror was all the way dead. In the 2010s, the only remnants of the series that helped define what action video games could be—twice no less—were the muddy, Castlevania-in-name-only Lords Of Shadow trilogy and a pachinko machine. The pachinko machine’s big selling point was its “erotic violence.” Nothing says you don’t give a damn about your legacy or future creative and business potential quite like slapping “EROTIC VIOLENCE” on your work in the late 2010s. But pulling a page from Dracula’s playbook, the storied … [Read more...] about The best, worst, and weirdest games from
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The faux documentary No Men Beyond This Point takes place in a world where biological males are going extinct. Because it turns out once cisgender men were no longer needed for reproduction, they were no longer needed... at all. This film combines a “historical” look at the decline of the Y chromosome with modern “interviews” with people like Andrew Meyers, the youngest man on the planet (he’s 37). Based on this extremely silly trailer, it appears the movie will mix a bit of the feminine utopia trope (no wars) with a bit of the retaliation that tends to crop when those in power are supplanted, although the women’s antagonism to their former oppressors and the men’s haplessness at losing their privilege is played for laughs. It’s kind of deliberately exaggerated, almost like a spoof on a man’s worst nightmares about a female-dominated world. Advertisement And indeed, that’s what writer-director Mark Sawers was going for, … [Read more...] about This Mockumentary Is Basically a Men’s Rights Activist’s Worst Nightmare
Movie fans can be hard to shop for—because chances are, they already have tons of memorabilia. Luckily, the world is full of amazing box sets that include tons of extra material, and look great on a shelf. Here’s our complete 2015 guide to drool-worthy DVDs, Blu-rays, and elaborate box sets. Advertisement Jurassic World 3D - Limited Edition Gift Set It’s the highest-grossing movie of 2015 so far. And if your friend or loved one wants to appreciate it all over again, what better way than in this awesome, limited edition set that immortalizes the best scene in the movie, the Indominous Rex vs. the Tyrannosaurus Rex? Not only does it include the movie in 3D, DVD, Digital HD, and more, it also has all the extras—plus a super cool piece for the shelf. Even when your favorite Jurassic fan doesn’t feel like actually watching the movie, he or she will be able to enjoy it. Advertisement Advertisement Jurassic Park Collection - All 4 Movies, Including … [Read more...] about The Best Blu-Rays and DVD Box Sets For Your Friend Who’s Seen Everything!
One of the best surprises to come out of this new era of “All Trek, All the Time” has been Short Treks, the anthology series that gives us bite-sized, varied bits of storytelling from across the Star Trek universe. At Comic-Con, we got to see what to expect from a very animated second batch of adventures for the series. There will be six new Short Treks, each telling a smaller story within the larger Trek universe, at least one of which will feature Tribbles, the most adorable menace Starfleet has ever faced. Another will feature Spock and Discovery’s Number One stuck in an elevator, while yet another will act as a sort of teaser for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard, offering a sense of the hero’s history leading from Nemesis to the new series, fifteen years after his latest canon appearance. Advertisement Two of the shorts will be animated, and three will feature the Discovery-era Enterprise crew, and then there’s the Picard short rounding out the … [Read more...] about Boldly Go on a Short Adventure in the New Trailer for the Next
A Mr. Coffee Gold Box, Lenovo gaming laptop, camping pillow, and a home decor sale lead off the Tuesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Advertisement Today’s Best Tech Deals Step up your mobile gaming and pick up this heavily discounted Lenovo Y540 gaming laptop. As far as aggressive gamer design is concerned, Lenovo used to be one of the worst offenders. Recently, the manufacturer is doing that less and it shows with the Y540. Advertisement It looks—dare I say—cool? The design is still a teensy aggressive but not embarrassingly so. And despite the more restrained exterior, the guts are super solid. This $800 gaming laptop uses an Intel Core i5 processor, a GTX 1660Ti 6GB graphics card, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD and a 256GB SSD. Advertisement Suffice to say, this can comfortably run most games and is a bonafide deal to boot. If you’re on the market for a stylist, affordable and … [Read more...] about Tuesday’s Best Deals: BioBidets, Cole Haan Sale, Honest Company, and More